Danieli K-Spool technology has been chosen by Topy Industries to produce hot-rolled, high-quality compact coils to serve a demanding downstream market.

The company, which was founded in 1934 and specialises primarily in automotive parts, will be the first Japanese steelmaker to operate spooler technology, claims Danieli.

The line, to be installed at Topy’s Toyohashi Rolling Mill, Aichi Prefecture, will produce 240kt/yr of spooled bar coils weighing from 1 to 3.5 tons at a maximum coiling speed of 35 m/s.

“Perfectly shaped, no-twist spooled bars will be wound into compact coils by two K-Spool stations independently served by separate lifting forks, by means of two Danieli horizontal spooler stations,” said Danieli.

Danieli Automation will provide automation and control systems, while strapping and labelling equipment will be manufactured by Sund Birsta of Sweden, part of the Danieli Group.

Additionally, a two-pass fast finishing block supplied along with a Hi-Profile measuring system and a Danieli QTS-quenching and tempering system will upgrade Topy’s existing finishing mill.

The project will be co-ordinated by Danieli Engineering Japan in Yokohama.

The line is planned to start production with D10, D13 and D16 bar products in Summer 2018.